This assignment is an essay
that brings all of the knowledge and skills developed in this course to bear on
a single ethical issue. You will write an 1800–2000-word essay (not including footnotes,
the title page, table of contents, and bibliography) that combines the insights
and arguments of the second and third discussions into a single
carefully-articulated work. Format should be 12pt, Times New Roman font and in
Begin your paper with a brief
introductory paragraph that clearly states your goals, thesis, and method.
State what metaethical theory you are defending, the issue in applied ethics
you are addressing, the conclusion(s) you want to defend.
Next, provide a lengthy and
detailed defense of the metaethical theory you defended in Discussion: Compare and Contrast Metaethical Theories. (I left it attached in a file below) This will
likely reflect what you argued for in your thread and the feedback that you
received from the professor and/or classmates who responded to your thread.
Here you can go into much more detail than you could in the discussion, which
was limited to 600 words. If you have changed your mind since Discussion: Compare and Contrast
Metaethical Theories and wish to defend a different theory, you may do so.
This section of the Capstone Essay
Assignment would be roughly half of your paper (three to four pages).
Next, proceed to the applied
ethics issue that you discussed in your Discussion:
Ethical Application thread. ( I attached it to the files below) Here you should greatly expand upon your
argument. Add detail, nuance, and argumentation, providing a fairly complete
and comprehensive application based on the theory you defend in the first half
of the paper. You may illustrate the application with real-life examples, but
please do not fill your paper with anecdotes. You should anticipate possible
objections to your approach to the issue and respond to them in an objective
and informed manner. (For ideas on how others might object to your approach, a
good place to begin would be your classmate’s reply to your thread, but you
need not stop there. Many books and articles have been drafted on issues in
applied ethics, and these can provide a wealth of possible arguments relevant
to every issue.) You are encouraged to use quotes from sources as a way to
support your arguments, but quotes should not make up more than one and a half
pages of your essay.
Your conclusion should
reflect what you have argued in your thesis. It should recap what you have
accomplished and how you have accomplished it.
This paper is not required to
utilize any sources outside of those that were used in the class (the two
textbooks, the videos, and the PointCast presentations), but use of additional
resources is permitted and encouraged. At the minimum the paper should utilize
the resources from the class. All resources used must be listed in the
bibliography and any resources quoted, paraphrased, or alluded to must be
documented via footnotes formatted according to Turabian. Sources such as Wikipedia and online dictionaries do not count as
academic sources and should not be used. Biblical references are encouraged,
but will not count as an academic source.
Remember, your footnotes and
bibliography (if you had one) do not count toward the 2000 word limit. You will
be penalized if you exceed the limit, so please do not.
Your paper must begin with a
title page that includes a paper title, your name, the date, and the course
name and number. The second page of your paper must be a table of contents. The
last page of your paper must be devoted to your bibliography. The paper must
utilize 12 point Times New Roman font, double-spaced, with one inch margins. It
must be double-spaced rather than triple-spaced between paragraphs and there
should be only one space after the end of each sentence.
Any documentation in the body
of your paper must be done via footnotes formatted according to Turabian. If
you are not familiar with how to do this, simply look it up online. There are
many websites that explain Turabian formatting. Footnotes should be single-spaced
10 point Times New Roman font.
Your paper must be submitted
as a Microsoft Word document. If you submit it as a .pdf or anything other than
a Microsoft Word document it will not be graded.
Proofread your work before
handing it in! Errors of spelling, grammar, syntax, and punctuation will affect
your grade. This is a university-level writing assignment. Please write
Submit your finished paper
via the submission link. Turnitin is a program that checks your work for
plagiarism. Plagiarism is unethical and will not be tolerated. If you are not
sure what plagiarism is, it is your responsibility to find out. Ignorance is no
excuse. Do not plagiarize!
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